Thunder roars in the distance. A guitar crunches a repetitive rhythm as a synth moans in the night. A man's voice croons over the building energy until, suddenly, his voice twists into a gnarled half-scream, half-growl, and there is no turning back. The drop is upon you, and there will be no mercy.
So it goes with SLANDER and Crankdat's collaborative single "Kneel Before Me," a true stomping dub-metal hybrid that taps Asking Alexandria for sickening support. It'll make you want to bust out the eyeliner and swing your guitar around like it's a medieval weapon.
"In high school, indie rock and hardcore music were some of the first sounds we ever dove into as teenagers," SLANDER says in a joint emailed statement. "Bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, and Asking Alexandria could be heard blaring from our car speakers in our respective high school parking lots. This kind of music is in our core and is where a lot of our other tastes developed from. You can imagine we were thrilled when Asking Alexandria agreed to be a part of our new song with Crankdat."